Practice Manager of the Year Awards

The AAPM Practice Manager of the Year award is the most prestigious program on the AAPM calendar. This award recognises and rewards a Practice Manager for their contributions to the profession of Practice Management.

The program is conducted throughout Australia with a state Practice Manager of the Year awarded, before culminating in the National Practice Manager of the Year award, which is announced at the National AAPM Conference.

Each state selects its own State Practice Manager of the Year, who receives return economy airfares, accommodation and full registration to the AAPM National Conference. The recipient of each State Practice Manager of the Year Award then becomes a finalist for the National Practice Manager of the Year Award. 

Nominations and Applications for the 2020 AAPM Practice Manager of the Year Award have now closed. 

All current AAPM members managing a healthcare practice who meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate exceptional skills in their role are welcome to apply.

The following are the key selection criteria for all applicants:

  • Outstanding leadership and team building skills
  • Commitment to ongoing education in practice management and in raising the profile of practice management
  • Business Planning ability
  • Financial Management ability
  • Skills in the implementation of systems to support quality care in a clinical setting
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Commitment to Occupational Health & Safety
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication skills

In order to apply for the Practice Manager of the Year award, you must meet each of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently employed as Practice Manager of a healthcare practice
  • Currently holds or is studying a qualification in Practice Management or Business Management
  • Must be a full financial individual member of AAPM or the nominated contact of a Practice membership
  • Must uphold the Code of Conduct of Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd and embrace its ethos

Note

  • AAPM Members of State Committees who meet the above criteria are eligible to apply
  • Directors of AAPM, members of Practice Manager of the Year selection panels, associate members and corporate members of AAPM are NOT eligible to apply
  • AAPM members who have been part of a Practice Manager of the Year selection panel in the past two years are NOT eligible to apply

Nominations may be received from:

  • An individual
  • A Practice Manager's employer
  • A Practice Manager's colleague

National Practice Manager of the Year Recipients

State Practice Manager of the Year recipients

QLD State Winners

2019
Anne Chater

2018
Darcy Inglis

2017
Karen Campbell

2016
Anthea Bower

NSW/ACT State Winners

2019
Eva Castaldi

2018
Elizabeth Jones

2017
Madeline Jammal

2016
Heather Farlow

VIC State Winners

2019
Jennifer Flakemore

2018
Garry Hurst

2017
Garry Hurst

2016
Deborah Stidwell

TAS State Winners

2019
Cecily Igglesden

2018
Tanya Barrett

2017
Simon Hancock

SA/NT State Winners

2019
Sophie Piron

2018
Jackie Genesin

2017
Brett Miller

2016
Vicki Linden

WA State Winners

2019
Raelene Tully

2018
Jeni Anning

2017
Simone Dorevitch

2016
Louise Turner